When I was a kiddo, I remember my grandmother growing nasturtium and telling me the flowers were edible. I swear I ate one and thought it was good. I ate one yesterday and it wasn't good. What went wrong?
Some of the tomatoes picked this morning. There are some orange ones in the stack - not many because I snacked on them. They might be something like a sungold. I didn't plant them. They volunteered in a garden bed of tomatoes from last year that's resting this year. The sweet 100s are still extra large, for some reason. And finally, a big one ripened: better boy.
First tomato harvest date 2012: August 15th. That's the latest tomato harvest since I've been gardening at this location (10 years). These are also the largest 'sweet 100' cherry tomatoes I've ever seen in my garden. And there are a lot more just this big waiting to turn red.
Nasturtium flowers have a mild, sweet flavor - so toss them in a salad. Bonus: they like poor soil and dry conditions, so plant the seeds in any bare spots. My grandmother showed me how to pull out the sweet stem in the flowers for a dew drop taste of honey.
I wish I knew exactly what these flowers were, because I adore them. I planted something similar not far from this site last year - a plant billed as a "purple black-eyed Susan." The eyes look the same, but the petals weren't orange.